Here’s what to expect when you are 19 weeks pregnant with twins:
By 19 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins averages 6″ (15 cm) long from head to rump and has the following measurements:
Head circumference: 6.5″ (165 mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 5.75″ (146 mm)
Femur Bone Length (about from the waist to knee): 1.2″ (30 mm)
Each baby is about the size of a mango.
What to Expect
Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is between 1 to 1.5 pounds/week (0.5 to 0.7kg).
Pictures and Video
Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 19 weeks pregnant with twins:
What to Prepare This Week
When Mom is 19 weeks pregnant with twins, it is a great time to continue preparing any older children you have for their siblings’ arrival. There are several children’s books available to help prepare for twins. You definitely want the other kids in the house to be excited about your twins and ready to help as much as they can. Building up anticipation and setting expectations is key.
From Your Fellow Parents at 19 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
Charles A. – “Mom is suffering from back pain, leg cramps and sleepless nights.”
(RELATED: Check out the Dad's Guide to Twins Youtube channel for additional helpful twin tips and tricks videos.)
Esco H. – “Her belly is firming up, she’s peeing every hour, and her back is aching. I’m doing everything I can to help.”
Dipuo M. – “Was having something like abdominal pains”
D. Smith – “My feet started swelling.”
By the time Mom reaches 19 weeks pregnant with twins, she should have the “pregnancy glow” about her. Compliment her on how she looks. Tell her she is beautiful and that you love her.
Still wondering how to prepare for your twins? I cover specific things you should know and prepare for in my Dad’s Guide to Twins book. Learn more about the book here.
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Sources: When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein and Babycenter’s Average fetal length and weight chart